IPL LIVE 2022: Top Ten Most successful Captains In Ipl History

By | April 1, 2022

Hello friends, we are all watching IPL but do you know? Which ten players have been successful captains in IPL? If you don’t know, read this post and enjoy.

  • The Indian Premier League, among all the glitter and glamor associated with the world’s premier Twenty20 tournament, has also hosted some of the best captains in the world.
  • Franchise owners recognize the need for a leader who can effectively guide their side through Chris-Crossing India’s busy schedule of over a month.
  • Read on for the top 10 captains in the IPL who have maintained a high level in their own game as well as led their team.

Here Is The List Of Top Ten Most Successful captains In IPL History:

10.Sourav Ganguly

Teams: Kolkata Knight Riders, Pune Warriors

IPL Matches: 59

Years: 2008-2012

Matches as Captain: 42 (17 wins, 25 losses, 40.47 win percentage)

Stats: 1349 runs, 25.45 average, 106.80 strike rate, 91 highest score

Former captain of Team India Sourav Ganguly’s aggressive captaincy and the game is always discussed in the cricket world. Sourav Ganguly, one of the most successful captains of India, was famous for hitting long sixes on the cricket field.

In the world of cricket, the famous Ganguly named Dada had an opportunity when in the very first season of IPL, Sourav Ganguly had defeated the opposing team due to his grandfatherhood.


9.Kumar Sangakkara

Teams: Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad

IPL Matches: 71

Years: 2010-2013

Matches as Captain: 47 (15 wins, 30 losses, 2 ties, 34.04 win percentage)

Stats:  1687 runs, 25.95 average, 121.19 strike rate, 94 highest score

Sangakkara has played in five seasons of the Indian Premier League. Winning bids for him in 2008 and 2011 were US$700,000 by Kings XI Punjab and US$300,000 by Deccan Chargers respectively. He was the captain of the Sunrisers Hyderabad team. Sangakkara has scored 1567 runs with 10 half-centuries in 62 matches in IPL.


8.Anil Kumble

Teams: Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL Matches: 42

Years: 2008-2010

Matches as Captain: 26 (15 wins, 11 losses, 57.69 win percentage)

Stats: 45 wickets, 23.51 average, 6.57 economy rate, 5-5 BBI

Kumble agreed to honour his contract with the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise of the Indian Premier League after retirement. He was given a three-year contract worth US$500,000 per year in the first round of bidding in 2008.

In 2010 Indian Premier League, Kumble led the team to the semi-finals. After being forced to play their semi-finals at the DY Patil Stadium following security concerns in Bangalore, the Royal Challengers lost their semi-final to the Mumbai Indians with Kumble taking 1 wicket at an economy rate of 7.50 in the match. For his performances in 2010, he was named in the ESPN Cricinfo IPL XI.


7.Rahul Dravid

Teams: Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore

IPL Matches: 89

Years:  2008-2013

Matches As Captains:  48 (22 wins, 26 losses, 45.83 win percentage)

Stats: 2174 runs, 28.23 average, 115.51 strike rate, 75* highest score

The captaincy of Royal Challengers Bangalore was first given to Rahul Dravid. In the first season of IPL in 2008, under his captaincy, the team played 14 matches and won only four. There was a defeat in 10. Dravid had won 28.57 per cent of the matches against RCB under his captaincy.


6.Virender Sehwag

Teams: Delhi Daredevils

IPL Matches: 79

Years: 2008-2013

Matches as Captain: 52 (28 wins, 24 losses, 53.84 win percentage)

Stats: 2174 runs, 29.37 average, 160.32 strike rate, 119 highest score

He spent two seasons as captain of the Delhi Daredevils before resigning to focus on his batting, although in 2011 he was re-appointed to skipper the side. Sehwag always managed to keep up his power hitting and high scoring at the top of the order while leading the Daredevils, which showed his great flexibility and durability.


 5.Adam Gilchrist

Teams: Deccan Chargers, Kings XI Punjab

IPL Matches: 80

Years: 2008-2013

Matches as Captain: 74 (35 wins, 39 losses, 47.29 win percentage)

Stats:  2069 runs, 27.22 average, 138.39 strike rate, 109* highest score

Combined with his superb batting at the top of the order, Adam Gilchrist also proved to be one of the better captains in the history of the IPL. A winner of the tournament in 2010 as captain of the Deccan Chargers, Gilchrist showed himself perfectly capable of leading a side even with the added pressures of keeping wicket.


4. Gautam Gambhir

Teams: Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders

IPL Matches: 88

Years: 2008-2013

Matches as Captain: 63 (35 wins, 28 losses, 55.55 win percentage)

Stats: 2471 runs, 31.67 average, 127.04 strike rate, 93 highest score

He made his debut in the Indian Premier League with Delhi Capitals, after which he played for Kolkata Knight Riders where he won the title twice with a very good captaincy. In the 2018 Indian Premier League, Kolkata did not buy him and Delhi Capitals bought him back and made him captain but he left the captaincy on April 25, 2018 due to poor performance. Besides, he also claimed that he would not take salary this time.


3.Sachin Tendulkar

Teams: Mumbai Indians

IPL Matches: 78

Years: 2008-2013

Matches as Captain: 51 (30 wins, 21 losses, 58.82 win percentage)

Stats: 2334 runs, 34.83 average, 119.81 strike rate, 100* highest score

He also won the Best Batsman and Best Captain awards at the 2010 IPL Awards. Tendulkar has scored over 500 runs in the IPL in two different seasons as captain. Sachin Tendulkar led Mumbai Indians in 4 league matches of the second edition of the league.

Their high point came in 2010 when the Indians reached the final of that year’s competition. The facts that Tendulkar captained the side, batted and had to cope with the expectations of the Indian public place him highly on this list.


2. Shane Warne

Teams: Rajasthan Royals

IPL Matches: 55

Years: 2008-2011

Matches as Captain: 55 (30 wins, 24 losses, 1 tie, 55.45 win percentage)

Stats: 57 wickets, 25.38 average, 7.27 economy rate, 4-21 BBI

Shane Warne said goodbye to his international cricket career in 2007 and was bought by Rajasthan Royals through auction in 2008 and made the captain of the team. In the same year, Warne made Rajasthan the champion and after that he remained the captain of the team till the year 2011.


1.Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Teams: Chennai Super Kings

IPL Matches: 96

Years: 2008-2013

Matches as Captain: 96 (58 wins, 37 losses, 1 NR, 61.05 win percentage)

Stats: 2243 runs, 38.01 average, 141.15 strike rate, 70* highest score

At the top of this list comes the most successful captain in IPL history in terms of win percentage: Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Leader of the Chennai Super Kings, he led them to two IPL titles in 2010 and 2011 and also to the 2011 Champions League Twenty20. While doing this, he maintained a high standard with the bat and was one of the few players that the Super Kings retained ahead of the 2014 IPL player auction.

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